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Monica seles
venus
Kim clijsters
Vika
Kvitova
Sloane
Monica we all know the reason
Venus i think she lost way too finals to serena. I felt she her holding back in many of them
Kim clisters- Her comeback was different version but before she was mental midget
Vika-Was so consistent in 2012-2013, injuries and then pregnancy
Kvitova- After her 2011 yec win, i thought she will dominate
Sloane- sick of excuses for her. Has the game but no desire and fitness these days
 

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For me
Monica seles
venus
Kim clijsters
Vika
Kvitova
Sloane
Monica we all know the reason
Venus i think she lost way too finals to serena. I felt she her holding back in many of them
Kim clisters- Her comeback was different version but before she was mental midget
Vika-Was so consistent in 2012-2013, injuries and then pregnancy
Kvitova- After her 2011 yec win, i thought she will dominate
Sloane- sick of excuses for her. Has the game but no desire and fitness these days
I also believe that Monica should have won more than 8 slams before turning 20. But you know how easy it is for teenagers to lose focus and underachieve:rolleyes:
 

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For me
Monica seles
venus
Kim clijsters
Vika
Kvitova
Sloane
Monica we all know the reason
Venus i think she lost way too finals to serena. I felt she her holding back in many of them
Kim clisters- Her comeback was different version but before she was mental midget
Vika-Was so consistent in 2012-2013, injuries and then pregnancy
Kvitova- After her 2011 yec win, i thought she will dominate
Sloane- sick of excuses for her. Has the game but no desire and fitness these days
I also believe that Monica should have won more than 8 slams before turning 20. But you know how easy it is for teenagers to lose focus and underachieve<img src="https://i.imgur.com/IOaQa5o.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Roll Eyes (Sarcastic)" class="inlineimg" />
U r taking my post wrong. I meant the reason was that unfortunate backstabbing which damaged her career forever not monica herself
 

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IIRC there was a time when Sloane was the title-holder of USO, Miami, and found herself up a set in the RG final. It definitely felt, at that moment, like she was WAY over-achieving compared to her actual skill set. I’m sorry y’all, Sloane is sweet or whatever, but her career was middling for a long time before and after this brief peak period. I do not consider her an underachiever. People overrate her.

Kim crushed it in her comeback and made up for her underachieving first career.

Hingis blew a bunch of Slam matches later in her career, she served for it against Steffi, choked set points in the USO Final against Serena, flubbed that infamous smash against Venus, and I can’t even talk about her performances against Capriati... so maybeeee Martina. Davenport also didn’t capitalize on a lot of opportunities. I also suppose we can strip Maria of her dope-Hulk-Slams and divide them amongst the should-be winners (i.e. one Slam to Halep, one to Justine, whatever)
 

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IIRC there was a time when Sloane was the title-holder of USO, Miami, and found herself up a set in the RG final. It definitely felt, at that moment, like she was WAY over-achieving compared to her actual skill set. I’m sorry y’all, Sloane is sweet or whatever, but her career was middling for a long time before and after this brief peak period. I do not consider her an underachiever. People overrate her.
No way... Sloane has an Ivanovic-esque forehand, with Wozniacki level defensive skills. She also used to have a massive serve, although it seemed to be less big after her comeback. But she could have been a player who had it all, the ultimate all-court player. So it's a shame what happened, but I am hope she can find her game again.
 

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Hingis should have won RG in 1997, 1999, and 2000. Those losses were particularly shocking :eek:

Davenport (probably the cleanest ball-striker in history) should have won WAY more majors than she did.
 

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No way... Sloane has an Ivanovic-esque forehand, with Wozniacki level defensive skills. She also used to have a massive serve, although it seemed to be less big after her comeback. But she could have been a player who had it all, the ultimate all-court player. So it's a shame what happened, but I am hope she can find her game again.
She needs to find her motivation first and foremost. She's a lazy woman.
 

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I really don't think Azarenka underachieved. She has never been a force off of hardcourts, with just one (!) career title on grass or clay (a MM on clay nearly a decade ago. She was only really in contention for 2/4 majors a year, and it's the surface with the greatest number of title threats.

The years when she was either the best or the 2nd best hard court player in the world (2012 and 2013) were the years when she redlined her physique. She was not a naturally fast mover, and she got into incredible shape but couldn't sustain it. She's a more natural ballstriker with better hands than both Petkovic and Konta, but it reminds me of their physical declines: maxing out your fitness comes at a cost, because unless you're naturally that physique, you can't keep your body at that level long enough.

I think she might have been able to get another hard court major had she not gotten pregnant in 2016, but I'm also not confident that March of 2016 form would have lasted into August/September of that year, or January of 2017.
 

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Right now the biggest underachiever slam champ on Tour got to be Ostapenko. With her talent and ability to play well and destroy everyone on every surface she should have at least one Wimbledon title by now, not to mention the Nr 1 ranking, one WTA finals and some PMs and P5s. Not only in singles, but also in doubles, still fascinating how she keeps playing doubles.

However, with Bartoli we can have some hope that things may change next season, for the good of the tour. Better late than never I guess.
 

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Hingis? She arguably overachieved in the late 90's in the absence of Graf/post-stabbing Seles and players like Venus, Serena, Henin and Clijsters who hadn't yet reached their full potential. Obviously she was no fluke, but to say she underachieved is a stretch.

Venus is hardly an underachiever with 7 Slams (i mean, come on), but she definitely missed some opportunities to add to her Slam haul for sure.

Ivanovic? :spit: She got the cushiest draw imaginable at the one Slam she did win, and even then she almost didn't win it.

Maybe someone like Novotna? With her athleticism and net-game, she probably could've won a couple more Wimbledons and blew enough big matches to qualify as an underachiever.
 

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Sabatini for me. She was a very talented player who should have won more slams but she didn't because she was a mental midget and also Graff and Seles were always on her way. However, at some point she dominated Graff being the player who beat her the most and beat Seles twice in Rome. Once in RG she was one win away to become #1 , and also two points away to win Wimbledon against Graff.
 
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